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Largely residential, Washington Park centers on its namesake green space, a massive rectangular park housing two lakes, sprawling flower gardens and winding trails. The park itself is a popular all season destination for joggers, cyclists, picnickers, and pick up volleyball games. An elegant boathouse overlooks the north side’s Smith Lake, which is popular with anglers on sunny days. East of the park, Old South Gaylord Street is a bustling shopping district with chic fashion boutiques, galleries, sports bars and casual bistros. Every structure in Wash Park is reminiscent of old-Denver charm, making it an ideal neighborhood for sightseeing and taking in the gorgeous architecture of the mansions that surround the park.
- Perfect for: Residents seeking outdoor spaces in a beautiful, classic neighborhood
- Test the waters: Smith Lake is a popular summer spot for amateur kayakers
- One-stop shop: Gaylord St is home to popular eateries, clothing stores, a pet boutique and bottle shops
- Date night destination: Washington Park Grille offers gourmet dinner fare in a cozy, romantic environment